Understanding the new motor efficiency regulations

According to estimates, motors consume 70% of the energy used by European industry.  If you then consider life-cycle energy consumption costs are likely to be 3300% higher than the cost of the motor, it can be no surprise that EU legislation has been introduced to encourage the adoption of higher efficiency motors.  The EU estimates […]

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Mitsubishi inverters in EPLAN Data Portal

  When using design software, engineers need component data that can be easily imported directly into their project. The web-based EPLAN Data Portal delivers around 100,000 pieces of the latest tested and certified component and device data from the manufacturers. Electrical wiring data for Mitsubishi Electric variable speed drives (VSD) products are the latest products […]

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Avoiding EMC problems in control panels

Electromagnetic disturbances are potential sources of malfunctions for all electronic equipment from PLCs and inverter drives to measuring and processing devices.  They can affect the performance of equipment causing it to malfunction and possibly crash.  Because problems due to electrical noise are often transient they are notoriously difficult to identify and correct and good practice […]

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European contracts made simple with Gambica

UK inverter drive and Electrical Trade Association GAMBICA offers a wide range of high quality legal and technical publications including model forms, general conditions and guides at prices ranging from £5 to £35 each, and you don’t need to be a member.  The forms are produced by ORGALIME, the European Engineering Industries Association, and available in the […]

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Tech Tips for Mitsubishi Inverters users

The quickest way to optimise your use of Mitsubishi FR-series inverters is to follow the Tech Tips from their website.   The following examples show communication and configuration tips:   Tip 86 – FR-Configurator communication to D700 and E700 Inverters  Connecting FR-Configurator to the D700 and E700 Series inverters is a little different to the F700 and […]

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